A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2020 Apr 6, 22:54 -0700
It's weather-worn after ten years, but still there. That's the sign that I commissioned and the NavList community presented to the village of Noank in June 2010 during one of our NavList conferences, marking an interesting Amelia Earhart connection in the tired estuaries of southeastern Connecticut. Since Gary LaPook is a world-class expert in Earhart's navigation, we had him cut the ribbon at the presentation. A little geography: Noank is "South Mystic" by any other name, two miles south of Mystic Seaport Museum.
I discovered two years ago that, in typical southeastern New England paranoid fashion, the sign had been vandalized, not by teenagers with spay paint but apparently by nitpicking, self-congratulating, New York-hating locals who actually believe that they did a "good thing" by making their town uglier. When I saw the sign had been so mistreated, I vowed I would never visit it again. Then I found this article by random chance tonight. Read the comment at the end of the article to see what I'm getting at. Grumpy old man, for sure.
Here's the little article: https://www.theday.com/article/20190915/OP03/190919727. Image copy attached.
Clockwork Mapping / ReedNavigation.com
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